Sam's Pottery Studio

$4,825 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 22 months

My name is Sam Parry. I am an artist and a teacher.

For the past nine years, I have been teaching art at a middle school in the West Ada school district and in that time, I have not only given my students the education and skills they need to create art, but I have continuously strived to inspire them and instill in them a strong appreciation for the arts. I especially look forward to the four weeks each semester when my passion for ceramics and my passion for teaching come together and really shine: I get to teach pottery.

As a ceramic artist, I know how time consuming and expensive working with ceramics can be, but I also know how incredibly rewarding it is to create a work of art that is both beautiful and functional. It would be incredible to be able to provide the tools, equipment and knowledge to allow more people to have that experience, so I am launching this GoFundMe campaign in hopes of starting my own pottery business where I could teach classes in Boise. Private classes, group classes, adults, and children... 

The money I receive will be used to get my own studio and business going. Money, will be used for a kiln, wheel, electrical hookups, tools, glazes, clay, and various other pottery tools needed.

Sam’s Pottery Studio would not only be a place where children and adults could learn pottery and express themselves creatively, but a studio where I could create, as well. Along with the personal satisfaction of making art, a working studio would also give me the opportunity to contribute more to the local arts community and as a skilled artist, that is something I value highly.

Thank you so much!  

Thank you for reading this and thank you in advance for your donations. If you donate $50, you’ll not only be contributing to the local arts community as well, but you’ll also receive a beautiful bowl made by me. That’s a win, win, win.

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I got a Kiln!! Thank you to everyone who has donated! My dreams are coming true and I can't wait to fire this baby up. Next big item to check off the list is a wheel.
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Thank you SOOOO much!!!

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$4,825 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 22 months
Created October 26, 2016
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Laurie Smith
6 months ago

Great meeting you at Sarah & Chris's house.

Patrick Waugh
14 months ago

Congratulations buddy! I wish you the best!

16 months ago
Barbara Powell
16 months ago

I'm adding in for the shipping...just cause. Best of luck to you in your new studio!

Jennifer Mertz
17 months ago

Beautiful work! I'm very excited for you and your future.

17 months ago
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